Rabbi Schneider - The Key to True Peace!
Shalom elechem, beloved ones. Last week if you were with me remember that I focused on the Book of Philippians chapter 4 verse 6, where Paul encourages us to not be anxious for anything but in everything we should make our prayer and supplication be made known to God with thanksgiving, and as a result of this we can be assured that God will be participating in our life and there's nothing to be afraid of.
If you didn't get that I hope you can find it on YouTube. But I wanna focus on the very next verse today. Because the very next verse tells us that if we'll do this, if we will share our life with God, if we will practice coming against worrying and coming against anxiety by focusing on the Lord, by talking to Him, by communicating with Him, by clinging to Him, by cleaving to Him, the result of that is going to be that Father God's peace is gonna keep us and guard us. Paul says in that very next verse, Philippians 4:7, "and the God of peace will keep you and guard you in His peace".
Now this a battle. This s a battle for sure. I mean it's not like you're all of a sudden going from 100% anxiety to now you're at 100% peace. I mean it's more of a struggle where we progressively move into less and less anxiety and more and more peace, cause we're in a battle and we're overcoming. But I wanna encourage you today, as you pour your life out to the Lord and talk to him everyday even more than you talk to your friends or your mom or your dad or your spouse, as you share your life with the Lord and are honest with Him and invite Him to help you and let His Word instruct you, let His Word help you to pray how you should be praying, what's gonna happen is that more and more the Spirit of the Lord is going to make entrance into our life, and through our dependence a door is gonna be created within us so that God gets more and more possession of our mind and our disposition and our emotions.
And as that happens, we find ourself girded with more and more of the peace of God. This is a real transaction. We give Him our anxiety, and He gives us His peace. Again beloved, fight the good fight of faith. It doesn't happen all at once. But if you'll warfare into this and make it a lifestyle, you're gonna find as time goes by, you're gonna be walking in a heavier and heavier anointing of the very shalom, the very peace of Jesus Himself. Pass this on to a friend, somebody you know might appreciate hearing it.